A Nations Prayer for Mercy: One Nation under God
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For as long as I remember, the United States of America has used the name of God and reverenced it in all it's dealings. The national preayer on the 4th of July (American Independence day) has always been "God bless America . . . " I have traveled the world and I'm yet to find a more patriotic people and nation like the United States (remember I'm talking Patriotism, not Fanatism - the two get confused sometimes). For a history student like me I always enjoy going back in time to understand the politics and economies of nations that have grown passed a certain economic barrier: The United States of America is way passed high mass consumption yet it is indebted to many nations. I have watched the patriotism in movies, in the news, seen it in the many who serve in the different branches of the armed forces and political offices and it makes you want to bow down and be thankful.
There have been many prayers for The 4th of July including many congressional ones dating back as early as 1918 when a house prayer was said by the Chaplain, Reverand Henry Couden. The one prayer I liked for this day I dound on Appleseed, the prayer goes:
The United States got independence in 1776 from British rule after a bloody battle. Every year following that year American celebrate freedom in different ways from the family core, but at the national level, it seems all states out aside a fund for fireworks on July 4th. Some of the most exciting displays of fireworks in the skies. Here in Tucson we are eagerly praying for clear skies tonight in anticipation of the fireworks display, with the weather forecasted to be cloudy and rainy, it will indeed interfere with the much anticipated excitment of fireworks display.
Thankfully the rain did not fall.